Donald Cripe0 Recommendations California Arbitration & Mediation Services Highland, CA United States
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Description of Practice
CAMS. is a panel of 7 highly trained and qualified Mediators. located primarily in the Inland Empire, but will travel We offer High quality, affordable ADR services. Civil & Family Law, Employment, Real Estate, Business, Construction cases.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, West Oahu College - B.A. with distinction Psychology 1985 (Class Rank: #1) SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW - J.D. 1988 (@ top 25%) - Wildmon Merit Scholar (Full Scholastic Scholarship) - American Jurisprudence Award: Sales General Civil Practice, Plaintiff and Defense, in matters including, but not limited to: * Business Litigation (i.e., Contracts, Shareholder Litigation, etc.); * Personal Injury; * Civil Rights; * Insurance Law; * Real Estate—Plaintiff and Defense (Brokers, Agents, Buyers, Quiet Title; Judicial Foreclosure, etc.); * Construction; Construction Defects; * Building Contractor Litigation; * Collections; Medical Malpractice (including Medicine, Surgical, Obstetric, Chiropractic, Dental and Oral Surgery) Defense; Medical Malpractice (same areas), including Med Board and Partnership/Med Corp issues; Plaintiff; * Municipal Law; * Commercial Litigation; * Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy Court and Family Law. Also significant experience in Unlawful Detainer matters; Small Claims disputes and community/family centered disputes. Numerous Jury and Bench Trials and literally hundreds of Law & Motion hearings on most Civil and Family Law issues. I have participated as a Temporary Judge since 1996. I have substantial experience with “Pro Per” litigants and assertive counsel; part time mediator. Beginning in 2010 Full time Conflict Resolution Professional; Settlement Conference Judge San Bernardino Superior Courts-Civil and Family Law; ADR Program Supervisor in Riverside and San Bernardino. Private Mediator and Organizer of Private Mediation Services (Predecessors to C.A.M.S.); Professor of Law—ADR/Mediation; Mediation Trainer. Special Recognition Excellence in Mediation: 2012 – 2017 awarded “One The Top 3 Mediators” in the Riverside Superior Court Mediation Program and the “Solomon Award” from the Family Law Mediation Program. Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator since 1996—having conducted many Arbitrations; “Settlement Judge” since 1996; Family Law Mediator with the Riverside Superior Court Mandatory Dispute Resolution Conference Program; General Mediator with Dispute Resolution Services, Riverside since 1999; Mediator with the Riverside County Superior Court from the inception of the program in 2008; Member of the Riverside Superior Court Mediation Panel; Member and Supervising Panelist of the Inland Valleys Justice Center’s Mediation Panel. Until 2012 Supervising Training Officer conducting Mediation Training) for Inland Valleys Justice Center. I have served on the Riverside Family Law ADR Subcommittee and helped organize and create the Riverside Superior Court Family Law Mediation (VSC) Program for which am the Mediator Supervisor of the program through the administering agency, Dispute Resolution Services. I am on the TAM (Day of Trial) Mediation Panel for the Riverside Superior Courts. I have conducted in excess of 4000 arbitrations and mediations on a wide variety of matters, including most of those identified in my professional experience section, above (Wrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment; Personal Injury; International Contract Disputes; Domestic Business Disputes; Medical Malpractice; Family Law). I conduct Fee Arbitrations for the Riverside County Bar Association. I have also been on the Panel of Independent Arbitrators for Kaiser Health Plans (OIA). I am an adjunct professor of law the University of La Verne College of Law where I teach mediation and negotiation; I also teach the Mediation "practicum" (i.e., internship) program for LaVerne. Member: Riverside Superior Court ADR Committee. Since 2009 my professional life has been exclusively devoted to providing dispute resolution services. I and am a founder of California Arbitration & Mediation Services (CAMS}; American Arbitration Association Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators; American Healthcare Lawyers. Association Mediator/Arbitrator; California Agriculture Mediation Program Mediator; California Association of Realtors Program Mediator; Kaiser Office of Independent Arbitrators Arbitrator.
With over 20 years experience b as a mediator during which I have mediated thousands of cases of all description (See elsewhere in this profile for more detail), and the principle mediator for my organization, I am recognized as a senior mediator. As a law professor teaching mediation I am constantly learning new things and refining my techniques. I am not reluctant to mediate any type of matter and can do so with skill and direction.
Pepperdine University, Straus Institute Mediation Training: “Mediatin
Dispute Resolution Service Mediation Training
Inland Valleys Justice Center: “Mediating the Litigated Case”
Formal Training for Temporary Judges
State and County Bar Training as a Fee Arbitrator
University of La Verne College of Law: ADR Symposium
Inland Valleys Justice Center 40 Hr. General Mediation Training
American Mediation Institute “The Fallacy of Impasse”
2011: Inland Valleys Justice Center: “Mediation in Litigation
Understanding in ConflictIntensive Mediation Training
American Arbitration Association University: Core Training
Trainer: 25 hr course for IVJC, Basic Mediation Training
American Arbitration Association Advanced Mediation Training
DRSs: The Difficult Party & Overcoming Impasse
CDPIE Intermediate Mediation Training
2015 SBSC Judicial Conduct Training
2015 OCMA Mediation Consortium
Required Annual AAA and other relevant training
Dispute Resolution Services—High Conflict Mediation
California Association of Realtors Mediation Training
Strauss Institute Advanced Mediation Training
I have been teaching Mediation and Negotiation Courses since 2010 at
The University of LaVerne College of Law and CSUSB
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Even as a litigator, I consistently tried to move my cases to resolution through Alternative Dispute Resolution, preferably by way of mediation. I am a very active mediator trained and able to employ a variety of approaches from the extremes of Facilitative and Evaluative. My most effective mediation tool is listening. I am able to tailor my approach to mediation to the desires of the parties and counsel. When I conduct mediation, it is for the purpose of resolving the matter and not “pro forma.” I take this process and my conduct, as well as my professional reputation as a conflict resolution professional, very seriously. I want the parties to any mediation I conduct to leave feeling as if they had accomplished something of value even if the case does not settle. I am willing to work with the parties as long as it takes to come to a resolution; I will be the last person in the room; I will not give up until the case settles or all parties say they are done.
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
I have conducted approximately 4000 mediations of every description from the simple (none are simple) to very complex. The above description of our practice will reveal the general field of experience
Complex Case Experience
I estimate approximately 20.
$400/hr 4 hour Minimum plus facility fee of $50 - $200 per mediation, depending upon venue. Travel time and mileage charged for travel over 20 miles.
Maria Aarvig Creason & Aarvig LLP 3963 11th St Riverside, CA 92501 Phone Number: (951) 788-0977 John Boyd Thompson & Colegate 3610 14th St P.O. Box 1299 Riverside, CA 92502 United States of America (951) 682-5550 John Caballero Schiada & Caballero 12070 Telegraph Road, Suite 103 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562) 941-7488 (work DIANA J. CARLONI, ATTORNEY AT LA 14390 Civic Dr Suite B Victorville, CA 92392 Phone Number: (760) 955-7222 Sally Cox Law Offices of Sally Anne Cox 1526 Brookhollow Dr Ste 83 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (949) 260-9745 Bud Fishell 6119 Hawarden Dr Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 781-0588 Richard S. Hall Deputy City Attorney City Attorney’s Office 3900 Main Street, 5th Floor Riverside, CA 92522 (951) 826-5567 Jim Husen Law Offices of Jim Husen P.O. Box 935 Riverside, CA 92502 (954) 781-8985 Chris Jensen Reynolds Jensen & Swan LLP 3233 Arlington #203 Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 787-9400 Robert Kochis Law Office of Richard Bawden 300 E State St Ste 430 Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 792-0222 John Mansour 8280 Utica Street, Suite 150 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 941-1611 Duane Newton Klute & Newton 1030 Nevada St., Suite 104 Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 792-6060 Gregory Rizio Rizio Law Firm 1801 Parkcourt Pl Bldg H Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 547-1234 Thomas W. Sardoni 3890 Eleventh Street, Suite 104 Riverside, CA 92501 951 683-3503 WILLIAM VAN ORDER LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM R VAN ORDER 145 S CARMALITA STREET HEMET CA 92543 (951) 929-3870 John Wilkerson Haight Brown & Bonesteele 3750 University Ave., Suite 560 Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 341-8300 Rob Schelling 29826 Haun Rd Ste 202, Sun City, CA 92586 (951) 301-6200
Born Long Ago, Goshen, Indiana Personal: Married, Lynn Cripe, 3 children, 3 step children and 3 grandchildren Interests: Family, History, Furniture Restoration, Classic Cars and Motorcycles, Movies General: Raised in Rural Indiana; graduated High School from Venice High School, Venice, California. Work/Military: Vietnam Era Navy Veteran; Nuclear Submarine (FBM) Veteran; Radioman /Electronics Technician; Honorable Discharge 1972. After the Navy I worked in a factory for a short while and then in construction. Attended trade school and became a licensed (Hawaii) auto mechanic; eventually became a heavy equipment mechanic. Entered the Retail field and joined the management team for a large national retailer and a small retail establishment in Honolulu. From there worked in Radio as an infrequent on-air person and the General Sales Manager. 1988 – Present California Bar Association 1991 – Present Riverside County Bar Association 1991 – 1995 & 2005 – Present San Bernardino County Bar Association 1993 – 2006 Contract Presenter-Speaker, The Lifestyles Organization Annual Conventions: Alternative Lifestyles and the Law 1994 California Bar Association Award for Pro Bono Work 1994 Recognized by RCBA for Pro Bono Volunteer Work 1995 – 2007 Riverside Mock Trial Volunteer 1996 – Present Judicial Arbitrator, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 1996 – 2001 Settlement Judge (acting) San Bernardino Family Court 1998 – Present Attorney Fee Dispute Mediator, RCBA 1999 – Present Temporary Judge for Family Law, Civil and Criminal Departments, Riverside andSan Bernardino Counties 1999 – Present Mediator with Riverside Dispute Resolution Service 1999 – Present Mediator with Riverside Superior Court 2003 – Present Mediator with Riverside Family Court 2006 – Present Special Master, Riverside County Superior Courts 2009 – Present Mediation Panel-Riverside Superior Court 2009 – Present Mediator/Arbitrator for Inland Valleys Justice Center 2009 – 2011 Kaiser Health Plan Independent Arbitrator (Medical Malpractice) 2009 – Present Riverside Superior Court Family ADR Subcommittee 2009 – Present Speaker: Loma Linda University Graduate School of Psychology “Mediation” 2009 – Present Certified Mediator/Senior Mediator, Mediate.com Certification Program* 2010 – 2011 San Bernardino Courts Mediation “Triage” program developer for IVJC 2010 – Present Special Master, San Bernardino Superior Courts 2010 – 2011 IVJC Supervising Attorney 2010 – Present IVJC Mediation Trainer for Staff, Interns and Mediators 2010 Guest Speaker:: University of LaVerne College of Law—Alternative Dispute Resolution 2010 – Present Adjunct Professor of Law, University of LaVerne College of Law (ADR) 2011 – Present Mediator, TAM Program, Riverside Superior Courts 2011 – Present Southern California Mediation Association 2011 – Present Association for Conflict Resolution 2011 Guest Lecturer, CSU San Bernardino--Chinese Law Student Exchange Program: Mediation in California 2011 – 2012 Associate Program Developer/Legal Advisor/Co-Author, C.A.R.E. Program, “Informed Divorce in California” 2012 – Present Board of Directors, C.A.R.E. Counseling Center, San Bernardino, CA 2012—Present American Arbitration Association: Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators 2012—Present American Healthcare Lawyers Association: Mediator & Arbitrator July 2012: CSU San Bernardino: Presentation to students from the Chinese Southwest University of Political Science on the American System of Justice and the American Economic System and System of Finance Sept. 2012 CSU San Bernardino: Presentation to Delegation of Senior Prosecutors from China on the administration of the Criminal Justice System in Inland Empire, California March 2013 CSU San Bernardino: Entrepreneurship Training—Conflict Management in Business April 2013 Sept. 2013 October 2013 CSU San Bernardino: College of Education—Negotiation Skills CSU San Bernardino: Presentation to Delegation of Senior Judges from China on the American Judiciary Administrative Office of The Courts Discussion Group: Mediation 2013-Present CSUSB College of Education: Lecturer-Basic Negotiation Skills; International Negotiation 2013–2015 Claims Litigation Management Association 2014-2015 Collaborative Divorce Professionals of the Inland Empire (Board) 2014-Present Consumer Attorneys Of California March 2014 CSU San Bernardino: Lecture to Sr. Delegation of Senior Administrators from Lower Mongolia, China: American Administration/Administrative Law Systems 2015-Present Riverside Superior Court ADR Committee 2015-Present BCS Mediation Training: Intermediate to Advanced Trainer 2016-Present California Agriculture Mediation Program—Mediator Present California Association of Realtors Mediation Panel I have authored many related articles and blogs over the years and have contributed to an Advanced Mediation Text by Susan Nauss Exon. I can make them available upon request
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